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John W. Watson, Jr. – CV

PRACTICE AREAS: Workers Compensation; Personal Injury; Social Security Disability; Civil Practice; Estates; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Wrongful Death.

SPECIALIST: John W. Watson, Jr. is a board certified specialist in the area of Workers Compensation Law.

ADMITTED: 1982, North Carolina; 1985, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court.

LAW SCHOOL: Campbell University, J.D., 1982
COLLEGE: University of North Carolina, B.A., 1976; Mercer University

MEMBER: Granville County Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

OTHER MENTIONS: Selected as a "North Carolina Super Lawyer"; Member of Martindale-Hubbell
with a BY rating.

BIOGRAPHY: Delta Theta Phi. Member, Campbell University Law Review, 1981-1982. Author: Note, "Tort Law-Merchant’s Duty to Protect Invitees From Third Party Criminal Acts," Campbell Law Review, Volume 4, Number 2, Spring, 1982. President, Ninth Judicial District Bar Association, 1994-1995. Former Director and Vice-President, North Central Legal Services of North Carolina. Contributed legal expertise to numerous organizations including the Oxford Downtown Development Corporation, Granville County Humane Society and Granville County Boys and Girls Club.


REPORTED CASES: Jones v. Murdoch Center, NCAPP, 327, SE2d 294, 74 NCAPP 128-Work Comp 803, 847, 876; Hilliard v. Manitowoc, 61 F3d 900, 1995 WL 434828 4th Circuit South Carolina; Hooper v. Pizzagalli Const. Co., NCApp, 436 SE2d 145, 112 NCAPP 400, review den 442 SE2d 516, 335 NC 770.-App & E 875; Judgm 181 (2), 185 (6), 345; Mast & S 315, 318 (1), 319; Neglig 22, 55; Pretrial Proc 695; Work Comp 2084.

BORN: Richmond, Virginia, January 16, 1954

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